WILLEMSTAD - CTB and MEO utilizes the ‘Turistika Model’ to calculate the economic impact generated from the tourism industry. A direct impact of $ 69.9 million US dollars is generated for the local economy in January 2019. The direct impact generated from Tourism in January 2019 is 6% more when compared to January 2018. 45.6% of the total direct impact is generated from European visitors who are responsible for $ 31.9 million US dollars. The North American, South American and other regions generated respectively $ 18.5, $ 11.8 and $ 7.7 million US dollars.
The overall visitor nights grew by 5% in January 2019. In total 411,846 visitor nights are registered in January. Out of Europe tourists spent 261,388 nights in Curaçao, a 4% increase. North and South American visitors spent respectively 80,806 and 53,802 nights in January 2019.